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Graphic Novels

Kate McKinnon Is Getting A Comic-Inspired Film Of Her Own

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 12.09.2016 | Arts

After a widely beloved turn as Jillian Holtzmann in “Ghostbusters” this year, Kate McKinnon will be getting a movie of her very own. As Deadline r...

This Shocking Short Story From 1948 Has Never Felt More Necessary

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 10.11.2016 | Arts

Shirley Jackson’s classic dystopian short story “The Lottery” ― often assigned in English classes, invoked when current events take a dark tur...

New Graphic Novel Features Somali Olympian Refugee Who Died At Sea

Quartz Africa | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 08.02.2016 | World

Since 2012, more than 11,300 refugees have died attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe. Among them: Samia Yusuf Omar, a 21-year-old run...

Required Reading Classic Gets The Graphic Novel Reboot It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts

You know the story. Maybe you read it for high school English class, and misguidedly used it as the basis for your devil-may-care attitude. Maybe you ...

Illustrations For All You Foodies Currently Daydreaming About Eating

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.21.2016 | Arts

In April 2014, illustrator Lisa Hanawalt was invited to shadow master chef and gastronomic conceptualist Wylie Dufresne at his (now closed) Lower East...

10 Compelling Graphic Memoirs that Will Make You a Devoted Fan of the Genre

Off The Shelf | Posted 05.12.2016 | Books
Off The Shelf

For years and years, I labored under the assumption that comic books were only read by nerdy guys with a childish penchant for superheroes. But after seeing Marjane Satrapi's harrowing and exuberant film, Persepolis, I was shocked to find that it was adapted from a graphic memoir.

The Spiritual Consciousness of Marvel's Daredevil

Scott Gardner | Posted 05.06.2016 | Religion
Scott Gardner

Whenever I tell someone I study religion and comics I get a subtle head turn and then, as if on cue, "Oh, how interesting." It takes a minute, but you can see in their eyes the connections being drawn together.

The Ultimate Graphic Novel For Artists, Weirdos And Renegades

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts

As a kid, artist Austin English was surrounded by comic books and modern art. "Some people have divisions in their mind between art and comics," Engli...

How I Became an Artist: Tips for Changing Careers

Ozge Samanci | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts
Ozge Samanci

During college, I was depressed. When I tried to imagine my future, all I could see was being trapped in a cubical in an insurance company, suffocated with work for which I had no passion. In those years, I wished there would be a book that would have given me hope. There was not, so I decided to write it.

A Cabinet of Curiosities, Americana Style: Tom Manning's Runoff

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.27.2017 | Books
Sezin Koehler

Runoff is a fantastically entertaining ode to Americana the Strange, with an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink approach to monsters and horror stories that any savvy reader will be able to appreciate and celebrate.

Living Level-3: Iraq -- Chapter 2

Joshua Dysart | Posted 01.19.2017 | World
Joshua Dysart

The World Food Programme and writer Joshua Dysart have teamed up to create a graphic novel highlighting the work of the organization's humanitarian ai...

Bold New Graphic Novel Shows Hope Amid Iraq Humanitarian Disaster

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.21.2016 | World

In December 2014, just months after the Islamic State militant group took over major cities in Iraq and Syria, graphic novelist Joshua Dysart arrived ...

Tales for a HalloweeNight, Asylum, and More: An Interview with Real-Life Scream Queen Sandy King Carpenter

Sezin Koehler | Posted 01.07.2017 | Entertainment
Sezin Koehler

She's been involved in the production of classic films from Sixteen Candles and Rumble Fish to horror masterpieces They Live and Vampires. Her crews dubbed her with the nickname Mother Producer, and her desk is prominently adorned with a "No Whining" sign.

Best Middle-Grade Graphic Novels of 2015

Kirkus | Posted 12.02.2016 | Books
Kirkus

Originally published on Kirkus. For the full list of the Best Middle-Grade Books of 2015, click here....

John R. Gordon, a Graphic Novelist on the Rise

Diriye Osman | Posted 12.01.2016 | Arts
Diriye Osman

The comic is a smartly drawn, intelligently presented primer on HIV prevention, particularly in relation to young, black gay men in Britain.

Part and Parcel: Tom Hart

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

When submerged in the darkest darkness of grief, how do we crawl toward the light? How, as humans, do we stagger forward under the weight of unbearable loss?

A Former Child Soldier Shares His Story In New Graphic Novel

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.15.2015 | World

Michel Chikwanine was 5 years old when rebel militiamen kidnapped him from a soccer field near his school in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He had ...

Interview With Raul Gonzalez III, Part II

Sara Zielinski | Posted 09.08.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

When you enter one of my drawings, the first thing you might notice is that it feels incredibly hot. Everyone and everything including the plants, the animals, and the people, are covered in sweat. I think that's a perfect description of where I'm from.

Interview With Raul Gonzalez III, Part I

Sara Zielinski | Posted 08.27.2016 | Arts
Sara Zielinski

I recently sat down with Raul Gonzalez III to talk about the origins of his work and new directions in his work. Raul grew up in El Paso, Texas and Juarez, Mexico and is now based in Boston, MA.

Duke Students Refuse To Read 'Fun Home' Over Gay Themes, Nudity

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Some new Duke University students are very unhappy with a summer reading option that has gay themes. Incoming freshmen began posting on the Class of ...

Movie Review: People Places Things -- Jemaine Event

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.13.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

In a summer filled with cinematic bombast and overkill, it's always a nice surprise to find a charming little comedy with heart like People Places Things.

Introducing the Ma'Ati: An Online Epic Novel & Travel Magazine

Shamira Muhammad | Posted 07.14.2016 | Business
Shamira Muhammad

My family and I were nomadic nearly my entire childhood, and as an adult I have traveled to over ten countries and lived in three. While freelancing in Paris, several friends began asking for help constructing fun itineraries for their trips abroad.

The Great Escape

Marcia Liss | Posted 07.03.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Don't Ask, Won't Tell

Marcia Liss | Posted 06.30.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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James Evans on Drawing the (Scientific) Revolution

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 06.24.2016 | Science
Sarah Illingworth

A background in earth science and micropalaeontology may not seem the most obvious starting point for a career in graphic design, but it set James Evans on that trajectory.